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Carr Mason

Obituary of Joseph Gamble Mason, Clarksburg, West Virginia.

Joseph Gamble Mason, who died at Clarksburg, W. Va., on January 3, 1916, at the age of seventy-four years, was a member of the Mason family of Virginia. He was son of James William Mason and a grandson of Maj. Seth Mason; and he was born and lived at Wheatland, the old family estate, near White Post, Clark County, Va. At the beginning of the War between the States he was preparing to enter a medical college, but responded to the call of the South for volunteers. Being already a member of the Clarke Cavalry, he was one of the first to enter the army at Harper's Ferry in the spring of 1861 and thereafter performed the most arduous service in that company until the close of the war. He was a courier for Stonewall Jackson and carried the first dispatch from Gen. J. E. B. Stuart to General Jackson.

For many years Mr. Mason was an official of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and lived near Washington. His wife was Miss Gertrude Carr, daughter of Dr. Joseph Longacre Carr, of Clarksburg, W. Va., and she survives him, with their three daughters. After the funeral services of the Episcopal Church he was buried in the Masonic Cemetery at Clarksburg with the ritual of the Masonic order, of which he was a member in high standing.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, March, 1916.

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